17 juin 2017

A black-glazed pear-shaped vase (yuhuchunping), China, Song dynasty

Lot 330. A black-glazed pear-shaped vase (yuhuchunping), China, Song dynasty,  height 29.5 cm. Estimate CHF 3 000/5 000 (€  2 780/4 630). Sold for CHF 3 000 (hammer price)  © Koller Auctions The pear-shaped vase with the lip stretched out stands on a slightly exposed foot. The attractive black glaze has fine-grained light specks, which condense to the lip and over the foot to rust-brown speckles. Swiss private collection, purchased in the 1990s.  Koller... [Lire la suite]

17 juin 2017

A Cizhou russet splashed black glazed bowl, China, Song-Jin dynasty

Lot 328 -A Cizhou russet splashed black glazed bowl, China, Song-Jin dynasty, diameter 21 cm. Estimate CHF 3 000/5 000 (€  2 780/4 630). Unsold © Koller Auctions Wide shell on narrow foot ring, the lip slightly bent inwards. Over black shining black glaze with rusty little dots. Inside, five large rusty spots run from the edge of the center. In the foot ring two drill holes (material removal for TL test). wo drilling holes at foot rim. A Thermoluminescence test... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2017

Two Jianyao bowls, China, Song dynasty

Lot 327. Two Jianyao bowls, China, Song dynasty, diameter 9.9 cm. (2). Estimate CHF 1 500/2 500 (€ 1 390 / 2 310). Sold for CHF 2 000 (hammer price) © Koller Auctions Swiss private collection, purchased in the 1990s. Koller Auctions. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 13 June 2017   
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17 juin 2017

Fitzwilliam Museum acquires newly discovered Gérôme portrait

Jean-Léon Gérôme, Portrait of Claude-Armand Gérôme, circa 1848. © The Fitzwilliam Musuem, Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE.- To commemorate its bicentenary year in 2016, the Fitzwilliam Museum has acquired a newly discovered portrait by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904). Gérôme is one of the most important French painters of the 19th century, yet his work is only represented in six British public collections to date.  The picture had remained in the artist’s collection until his death in 1904 and was thought lost, until its... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2017

A  beige-ground gold-thread and silk embroidered dragon robe for a religious statue, China, 19th century

  Lot 289. A  beige-ground gold-thread and silk embroidered dragon robe for a religious statue, China, 19th century. Height 130 cm. Estimate CHF 2 500/3 500 (€ 2 310/3 240). Unsold © Koller Auctions Polychrome silk embroidery in flat stitches, supplemented by embroidery in gold threads and a flower bouquet in Beijing's nodding embroidery. Eight golden dragons decorate the robe, the main dragon on the chest is prominently placed in the eye. The decor is complemented... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2017

A yellow damask dragon robe, China, 19th century

Lot 288. A yellow damask dragon robe, China, 19th century. Length 139 cm. Estimate CHF 3 000 / 5 000 (€ 2 780/4 630). Unsold © Koller Auctions The knitted decor consists of frontal as well as laterally depicted five-clawed kites in clouds, with shou signs, flamed pearls and Buddhist emblems. The Urozean with the Weltenberg rises above the wavy stripes. The sleeves end in the typical manchu horseshoe shape, the garment is closed with brass buttons on the sides. With light... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2017

A purple brown silk brocade nine dragon robe, China, 19th century

Lot 287. A purple brown silk brocade nine dragon robe, China, 19th century. Length 132 cm.  Estimate CHF 3 000 / 5 000 (€ 2 780/4 630). Unsold © Koller Auctions In the silk of strong purple, nine five-clawed dragons were interwoven in pastel tones and fine gold threads. Between the clouds are Shou medallions, flowers, attributes of learning, Buddhist and Daoist emblems. The moving Urozean rises above colorful Lishui stripes. The dark brown sleeves are provided with fine... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2017

A blue-ground silk and gold thread embroidered nine dragon robe, China, 19th century

Lot 286. A blue-ground silk and gold thread embroidered nine dragon robe, China, 19th century. Length 143 cm. Estimate CHF 8 000 / 12 000 (€ 7 410/11 110)). Unsold © Koller Auctions Nine five-clawed kites adorn the garment in fine polychrome embroidery with gold threads. The clouds are supplemented by bats, cranes, flowers and Shou symbols. The moving urotan forms a narrow strip across the diagonal strip. The typical Manchu sleeves are made of satin black silk and have... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2017

A kesi blue-ground nine dragon robe with the Buddhist emblems, China, 19th century.

Lot 285; A kesi blue-ground nine dragon robe with the Buddhist emblems, China, 19th century. Length 148 cm. Estimate CHF 8 000 / 12 000 (€ 7 410/11 110)). Unsold © Koller Auctions Nine five-clawed dragons are interwoven with gold threads into the silk, and are also repeated on the dark cesibarord at the neck opening and sleeves with inserted blue silk. To the classical dragon decoration belong little clouds, which are supplemented by bats and the eight Buddhist emblems, which also... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2017

A kesi blue-ground nine dragon robe with cranes, China, 19th century

Lot 279. A kesi blue-ground nine dragon robe with cranes, China, 19th century. Length 143 cm. Estimate CHF 8 000 / 12 000 (€ 7 410/11 110)). Unsold © Koller Auctions Lined with black satin. Some loose threads. Swiss private collection, acquired before 1997 in Hong Kong. Koller Auctions. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 13 June 2017
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